Mexico City / 24.07.2021 12:50:50
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador commemorated the 238th birthday of the Venezuelan politician and military man Simón Bolívar, who was the liberator of what is now Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Bolivia.
“Born in 1783, exactly 30 years after Miguel Hidalgo, Simón Bolívar decided to fight from a very young age for noble and just causes, like Hidalgo himself and José María Morelos y Pavón, both fathers of our country,” he said.
From the Castle of Chapultepec, the head of the federal Executive stated that The Liberator He knew the art of war, but he was also a “World politician”as it toured Europe.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, underlined the participation of Simón Bolívar in Mexico, and said that the presence of foreign ministers and ministers from Central and South America is a good tribute.
“It makes sense, a perspective in the 21st century, a community of Caribbean States, we need this space, beyond the old desire for the union of Latin America,” he said.
He recalled that this tribute is part of the events that are contemplated during this year regarding the 200 years of independence of Mexico.
Isabel Allende attends the commemoration
Chilean writer Isabel Allende attended the commemoration of the birth of Simón Bolívar and said that, since 1970, she had observed the political and social forces that were transforming Latin America.
“The dream of the liberator Simón Bolívar: a united continent to confront European forces and the United States, that is how he fought for 20 years, achieved the independence of several countries, but died, how much exploitation could we have avoided?
“The Constituent Congress granted citizenship to this liberator, Mexico has been a beacon in the mist, artists and refugees since the holocaust, the persecuted and the defeated who continue to fight,” he mentioned.
The author of The House of Spirits Y Eva Luna, thanked Mexico for the reception of thousands of exiles during the dictatorship of Salvador Allende in Chile.